Pilots fall to red hot Texas Wesleyan
January 14, 2013
FORT WORTH, Tex. - The LSU Shreveport Pilots men's basketball team ran into the Texas Wesleyan Rams on the wrong night at the Sid Richardson Center as the Rams handed the Pilots just their third loss in Red River Athletic Conference play on Monday night 97-73.
LSUS (11-4, 7-3 RRAC) could not get a shot to fall when they needed it to as they converted on just 36-percent on a night where their top three-point shooter, Rodney Milum, could not find the stroke as only one of his eight attempts from downtown was made good as he finished the game with only eight points. The Pilots finished the game just five of 22 from downtown while the Rams was 12 of 22 from beyond the arc.
Not only did the Pilots not shoot very well but they couldn't win the battle on the boards either as the Rams nearly double the Pilots 24 rebounds for the game with 47 of their own despite the Pilots' defense forcing 20 turnovers.
Brandon Davis was one of the brightest spots tonight for the Pilots as he finished the game with his third double-double of the season with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Breion Beaver was the only other Pilots to hit double figures as he finished the game with 12 points while Mark Politte had nine points and Jake Greene eight.
TWU (13-5, 8-4 RRAC) probably would have won tonight no matter who they were playing as they shot 56-percent including draining a dozen from downtown and ruled the boards. The Rams posted five players in double figures led by Dallas Jones with 28 points after a five of eight performance from beyond the arc.
Brian Talley tossed in 19 points while Oscar Griffin had 17, Teance Walton 13 and Kyle Preston 11.
The Pilots will head back to Shreveport to begin classes tomorrow and then head back out on the road to take on Langston at 4 p.m. on Saturday in Langston, Oklahoma, and then at Bacone on Monday at 7:30 p.m. to take on the Bacone Warriors.